Information about the research
We are looking for a postdoc with an interest in energy conversion and industrial processes. As an employee at the Division of Energy Technology you are an important part of a group of researchers with the general aim to optimize and reduce environmental impact of industrial energy use. You will be part of a research group that consists of 4 PhD-students, 4 postdocs and two senior researchers. In total Energy Technology has around 60 employees out of which 30 are PhD-students.

The overall aim of your project is to identify cost efficient measures to reduce the emission of carbon dioxide from cement production; a main alternative to be assessed is plasma-based heat treatment. During recent years it has become clear that manufacturing industries will play an important part in addressing the challenge of global warming. The project involves direct collaboration with industrial partners.

You will work with tools like Dymola and Matlab to construct process models for evaluating different CO2 mitigation options. Experimental work will also be an essential part of the project. Part of the work will be based on methods of which there is extensive experience in the research group at Energy Technology, but the project will, however, also involve development of new methodologies. Your work will be performed in collaboration with industrial partners as well as other researcher and it will be part of your responsibilities to keep contact with the project partners. An important part of your responsibilities is also to efficiently communicate your results through scientific conferences and journals as well as project meetings and reports.

Major responsibilities
As a postdoc, your major responsibilities is to take an active part in the research project while developing your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing, in English. The position does generally not include any teaching duties.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).

To qualify as a postdoc, you must have a doctoral degree in a relevant field; the degree should generally not be older than three years.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Our offer to you
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20190602 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 30 November, 2019

For questions, please contact:
Klas Andersson, Energy technology
Phone: +46 31 772 5242

About the department
The Department of Space, Earth and Environment contains five divisions, with research and education spanning from global challenges related to sustainability and energy supply to astronomy and space sciences. The department is host to two major infrastructures, Onsala Space Observatory and Chalmers Power Central, and consists of about 250 employees.

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Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our eight Areas of Advance; Building Futures, Energy, Information & Communication Technology, Life Science, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!